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Minecraft Controlling Mod

Last modified on May 13, 2022 in Mods

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When playing modded Minecraft, you may eventually find yourself with way too many keybinds. Oftentimes, mods will use the same key with different uses, making it difficult to find conflicts. In addition, when you have tons of mods, you may find difficulty in locating the keybind that you require in-game. Introducing Controlling, a mod that provides multiple tools to locate and change your in-game keybinds. Installing mods can be a bit tedious if you are unfamiliar with the process, so we have created this Apex Hosting guide to ease you through the installation process.


Controlling is a mod developed by Jaredlll08, with CFGrafanaStats as the mascot. With over 75 million downloads, Controlling is a very popular mod spanning across a variety of versions. The mod adds the ability to search for keybinds using their name, as well as buttons to see conflicting or unbound keys. Since the number of keybinds increases with each mod, Controlling becomes more and more useful in larger modpacks.

Downloading Controlling

  1. Navigate to the Controlling CurseForge page.
  2. Press Files at the top, then search for the desired version.
  3. Press the download button to the right of the file to begin downloading.
    Controlling Download
  4. Save the .jar file in a safe location, as it will be needed shortly.


Client Installation

  1. Download the Forge modloader installer that matches your mod version.
  2. Run the .jar file that is downloaded.
  3. Click Install Client, make sure the file path is correct, then press Ok to install.
    Controlling Forge
  4. Open the Minecraft Launcher, then navigate to Installations at the top.
  5. Locate your installed Forge profile, then press the folder button to the far-right.
    Controlling Folder
  6. Once the file browser opens, locate or create the mods folder, then enter it.
  7. Copy and paste your mod .jar file into this folder.
    Controlling Mods
  8. Return to the Minecraft Launcher, select your Forge profile, then press Play

This will launch the game, which will load up the mod on your own computer.


Getting Started

To use the mod, open your in-game options, then navigate to controls.

Search Bar

Controlling Search

The main focus with this mod is the ability to use the search bar and find keybinds directly. In addition to this, there are two extra checkboxes that can be used to assist with your searching.

Controlling Category

Category – Enables the search bar to locate an entire category, which is helpful for an entire mod.

Controlling Key

Key – Enables the search bar to locate which key is used by a mod.


In addition to the search bar, there are several buttons that may also be helpful:

Sort – Enables the sorting option from either A to Z, or Z to A.

Show Conflicts – Allows you to see every duplicate keybind.

Show Unbound – Views every keybind that is currently blank.

Toggle Free – Shows every key on the keyboard that has not currently been used anywhere.

Reset Keys – When used twice for confirmation, this will reset all keybinds to their default.

Common Issues

My existing world isn’t working with the mod:
If you want to use an existing world with these mods, ensure that the mods are compatible with the same version as the world. Worlds are not forwards-compatible, meaning a 1.16 world with the 1.12 mods version can cause issues.

My server crashes if I try adding the mod:
Since this mod is client-side only, it is only required on the players’ computers, rather than on the server itself. When this situation arises, adding client-only mods to the server may cause issues or crashes, preventing it from starting up. Remove it from the server, add it to your own game, then get ready to join once again.

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